As of this week I have finally decided to become a vegan after weaning myself of dairy gradually as I do not agree with the dairy industry’s methods ect ect. However this blog post is not dedicated to me telling you my ethical opinions! I had been a vegetarian for years but i started to eat fish again when I dedicated myself to loosing weight over the summer, in order to ensure a healthy level of protein intake. Therefore, before making my decision I did lots of research on foods that ensure protein intake but are vegan friendly!
Here are some of the healthy swaps I will be making and sorts of foods I will be eating. I will also be posting Vegan recipes, such as for some very tasty breakfast muffins tomorrow!!
Milk: almond, soya or coconut milk.
Protein shakes: most big brands do vegan alternatives.
Butter: some supermarket brands are starting to make vegan butters, or almond/cashunut butter but I prefer coconut oil.
Cheese: soya cheese and soya cheese spread.
Meat/fish: Tofu and vegan quorn products.
Yoghurt: soy or cocnut yoghurt.
Treats: dairy free vegan chocolate and popcorn.
Nuts and seeds of course my favourite peanut butter!!
Instead of toast: toasted rye bread, low fat crackers (rice crackers for example) or oatmeal.
Grains, beans and pulses:
Baked/kidney/black/soy/all types of beans, brown rice, lentils, bulgur, buckwheat, tempeh, chickpeas, whole-grain barley, couscous, quorn and quinoa.
Even though I have done lots of research I am new to the vegan world so would be really happy with any comments, enjoy your evening,